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Thursday, February 15, 2018

In Moscow arrested one of the owners of the Donbass metallurgy


In Moscow detained a well-known businessman Oleg Mkrtchyan, who owns property in the Donbas. “MK” has collected information about him in Donetsk, Kiev and Moscow and found out all about the possible causes of his arrest.

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Oleg Mkrtchan Artushevich – a symbolic figure for Donbass and the entire post-Soviet space. One of the three founders of Industrial Union of Donbas, people took to management at once three football clubs in three different countries (Russia, Ukraine and Armenia), the patron, to spare it the fate of the former player “Manchester United” and London “Arsenal” Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Oleg Mkrtchyan was kind of a private person.

For example, in football Donetsk “the Metallurgist” the President has always been another founder of ISD Sergei Taruta, but anyone involved in the club man you could say that all the issues at the club are resolved with Oleg Mkrtchyan. I saw Mkrtchyan in training its Donetsk team. In Armenia Mkrtchyan owned football club “Banants”(Yerevan), and in Russia at one time was close to the Governor of Krasnodar territory Alexander Tkachev and helped the local “Kuban”.

At the moment when Donetsk “Shakhtar” was sold to Borussia Dortmund, the current star of “Manchester United” and London “Arsenal” Henrikh Mkhitaryan 50% rights to the player belonged to Oleg Mkrtchyan. That transition became the most expensive transfer in the history of the club from Dortmund, and half of the proceeds for Mkhitaryan 27.5 million euros was received by Oleg Mkrtchyan.

Last time on “the Industrial Union of Donbass” was heard in December 2017. 18 Dec “ISD” declared the loss of actual control over the main assets of the Corporation, PJSC “Alchevsk metallurgical plant”, PJSC “Alchevsk coke plant” and PJSC “Ecoenergy”. All of these businesses are still in March 2017 was introduced “foreign public administration” of the breakaway LC, but about “loss of control” ISD why you said nine months later. Sources “MK” in Donetsk in the summer claimed that one time to regain control of the plant tried from Russia, Oleg Mkrtchyan.

“Resuscitation” Alchevsk metallurgical plant are the experts of the company “Vneshtorgservis” and today it’s not working. In an interview with “MK” the former head of the security Council DND Alexander Khodakovsky told that AMK could not start at full strength due to lack of electricity in Ukraine uncontrolled territories that emerged after the introduction of the Kiev economic blockade of LDNR. Are only two blast furnaces.

In Ukraine Oleg Mkrtchyan owned a minority stake 25% stake in ISD and was related to management of iron and steel works in Alchevsk and DMK in Kamenka (former Kuopio). Mills were built in one technological chain that exploded in March 2017. After that, according to many observers, there have been great behind the scenes exchanges of the assets in the Donbass and Ukraine.

So the hero of Ukraine, Director of AMK Taras Shevchenko(full namesake of the poet) moved from the Director’s chair for the first time in an armchair of the General Director of one of the steel plants owned by Rinat Akhmetov. And the management of Enakievo metallurgical plant (under the control of the self-proclaimed DND, owned by Rinat Akhmetov and had sent their products to Mariupol) suddenly appeared in Kamenka at the plant owned by ISD. And a few months stopped simultaneously with the plant in Alchevsk, DMK, suddenly successfully earned already with the management of Rinat Akhmetov.

However, the arrest Mkrtchyan may be nothing to do with the war in the Donbas and the struggle for the Ukrainian metallurgy.

Sources “MK”, close to the Ukrainian leadership ISD, briefly commented on the arrest in Moscow: “From our point of view, the arrest in Moscow can be explained only by the waste of means of the Russian “Vnesheconombank” , allocated to projects of ISD to other business projects Oleg Mkrtchyan”.

Vnesheconombank owned 50% of the shares of ISD and is one of the largest creditors of the Corporation.

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